rrbigdog's 65g "My First SW Tank"

  1. rrbigdog

    Marinne13 Northern Reefer

    Joined:
    Jan 9, 2013
    Messages:
    1,187
    Likes Received:
    150
    Location:
    Great Falls, MT
    might be a pyramid snail
     
    Marinne13, Oct 25, 2013
    #21
    1. Advertisements

  2. rrbigdog

    Aquarian

    Joined:
    Jul 3, 2013
    Messages:
    2,828
    Likes Received:
    1,207
    Location:
    Connecticut USA
    Snail - Stomatella
    Stomatella
    [​IMG]
     
    Aquarian, Oct 26, 2013
    #22
    1. Advertisements

  3. rrbigdog

    rrbigdog

    Joined:
    Mar 5, 2013
    Messages:
    142
    Likes Received:
    37
    Location:
    Maryland
    Well I made a few modifications to my canopy while I am waiting for my Evergrow IT2080 to arrive. I installed some PC fans in the canopy to help with cooling. Although won't really need it now that fall/winter here. I had a fan in the sump but since it was completely enclosed in the stand it didn't get much true air flow. So this is what I came up with.....One flows in and the other out regulated by my apex.....appears to be working fine....purchased some black fan covers that include a black foam pad to cut down on the light escaping from the canopy....used (2) 5" fans, 12V External PC Drive power supply and the molex 4 pin cables used in PC's. So everything can be unhook easily if I need to change a fan out. Fans about 2 dollars a piece. I will have more mods to make when my IT2080 gets here next Tueday from a group buy.

    As you can see still has light escaping but I can live with that amount.
     

    Attached Files:

    rrbigdog, Nov 6, 2013
    #23
  4. rrbigdog

    emmett0122

    Joined:
    Aug 27, 2012
    Messages:
    1,118
    Likes Received:
    353
    Location:
    Liverpool, PA
    tank looks really good
     
    emmett0122, Nov 6, 2013
    #24
  5. rrbigdog

    rrbigdog

    Joined:
    Mar 5, 2013
    Messages:
    142
    Likes Received:
    37
    Location:
    Maryland
    Thanks, I will have some more changes tomorrow.......More corals I purchased online..... :D:D:D:D
     
    rrbigdog, Nov 7, 2013
    #25
  6. rrbigdog

    Marinne13 Northern Reefer

    Joined:
    Jan 9, 2013
    Messages:
    1,187
    Likes Received:
    150
    Location:
    Great Falls, MT
    I love buying coral online, like X-mas
     
    Marinne13, Nov 7, 2013
    #26
  7. rrbigdog

    rrbigdog

    Joined:
    Mar 5, 2013
    Messages:
    142
    Likes Received:
    37
    Location:
    Maryland
    Well my Ebay purchase came in last Friday....I tried a 2 day delivery.....so far so good....The frags were 10-15 dollars each.

    5 head duncan
    5 head teal candy cane
    3 head radioactive candy cane
    1 green mushroom
    1 crown leather
    24 polyps zoo...green/red

    Here are some pics...they just starting to open up....
     

    Attached Files:

    rrbigdog, Nov 11, 2013
    #27
  8. rrbigdog

    AnthonyTheNewbie

    Joined:
    Mar 1, 2013
    Messages:
    1,511
    Likes Received:
    216
    Location:
    Denville, NJ USA
    Looking good :)
     
    AnthonyTheNewbie, Nov 11, 2013
    #28
  9. rrbigdog

    rrbigdog

    Joined:
    Mar 5, 2013
    Messages:
    142
    Likes Received:
    37
    Location:
    Maryland
    I made some mods to my canopy and have installed my Evergrow IT-2080. I made some more mods to my sump area too. Using a 4" PVC drilled with holes to hold my filter sock which is working fine. Because my sump is only a 20g the filter sock would block my skimmer intake at times. This solves that problem.
     
    rrbigdog, Nov 22, 2013
    #29
  10. rrbigdog

    bwilhite

    Joined:
    Jan 10, 2013
    Messages:
    71
    Likes Received:
    5
    Location:
    Houston, TX USA
    Looks nice!
     
    bwilhite, Nov 25, 2013
    #30
  11. rrbigdog

    rrbigdog

    Joined:
    Mar 5, 2013
    Messages:
    142
    Likes Received:
    37
    Location:
    Maryland
    So here is a shot inside my canopy. Made a removable from that is magnet attached. Still trying to work out my new light schedule with the IT2080....
     

    Attached Files:

    rrbigdog, Dec 3, 2013
    #31
  12. rrbigdog

    rrbigdog

    Joined:
    Mar 5, 2013
    Messages:
    142
    Likes Received:
    37
    Location:
    Maryland
    Well, I finally have a decent light schedule and most of my corals seem to like the new IT-2080. Looks like corals are growing faster.
     
    rrbigdog, Dec 16, 2013
    #32
  13. rrbigdog

    rrbigdog

    Joined:
    Mar 5, 2013
    Messages:
    142
    Likes Received:
    37
    Location:
    Maryland
    Corals liking the IT-2080....here is my duncan
     

    Attached Files:

    rrbigdog, Jan 7, 2014
    #33
  14. rrbigdog

    Sakura2282 Reef lover!!!

    Joined:
    Jul 15, 2013
    Messages:
    1,103
    Likes Received:
    277
    Location:
    Milwaukee, WI
    Looking good!
     
    Sakura2282, Jan 7, 2014
    #34
  15. rrbigdog

    Washburn82

    Joined:
    Oct 24, 2011
    Messages:
    942
    Likes Received:
    219
    Location:
    ontario canada
    Hey I'm assuming you like the evergrow fixture? I ordered the it2060 a few days ago just waiting for the delivery. Colour looks good. I may pick your brain on programming when I get them if that's OK.
     
    Washburn82, Jan 7, 2014
    #35
  16. rrbigdog

    rrbigdog

    Joined:
    Mar 5, 2013
    Messages:
    142
    Likes Received:
    37
    Location:
    Maryland
    Definitely like the fixture. I had a 16" dimmable 120 watt LED before with Blue/White. This one is 240w full spectrum and programmable but I am still only running about 60% blue/green/red and 40% white . I am having better growth.....my single mushroom frag now has 3 addition heads.
     
    rrbigdog, Jan 8, 2014
    #36
  17. rrbigdog

    rrbigdog

    Joined:
    Mar 5, 2013
    Messages:
    142
    Likes Received:
    37
    Location:
    Maryland
    Yesterday I was checking inventory of fish.....and I see my Watchman Goby under a rock eating a bristleworm....Checked on him again today and he seems to be fine.....thought he was a goner....
     
    rrbigdog, Jan 8, 2014
    #37
  18. rrbigdog

    Washburn82

    Joined:
    Oct 24, 2011
    Messages:
    942
    Likes Received:
    219
    Location:
    ontario canada
    That's great to hear about that fixture. I'm really looking forward to getting mine. I'm getting the 150 Watt fully programmable, full spectrum as well. So basically a 24 inch version of yours. Thanks for the input. Haven't even got my lights yet but that helps me believe I made a good purchase. :) tank is looking good by the way!
     
    Washburn82, Jan 8, 2014
    #38
  19. rrbigdog

    rrbigdog

    Joined:
    Mar 5, 2013
    Messages:
    142
    Likes Received:
    37
    Location:
    Maryland
    So, I joined my local club and attended the meeting. Great way to pick up new frags from vendors and members alike.....:D

    Here is what I picked up.

    Huge Candy Cane = 20$
    Large Orange Monti = 15$
    4 Head Frogspawn = 20$

    :D:D:D:D:D:D:D
     

    Attached Files:

    rrbigdog, Jan 31, 2014
    #39
  20. rrbigdog

    rrbigdog

    Joined:
    Mar 5, 2013
    Messages:
    142
    Likes Received:
    37
    Location:
    Maryland
    Picking up some frags of toadstool later today for 10$. Will post some pics later.
     
    rrbigdog, Jan 31, 2014
    #40
    1. Advertisements

Ask a Question

Want to reply to this thread or ask your own question?

You'll need to choose a username for the site, which only take a couple of moments (here). After that, you can post your question and our members will help you out.